The true story of Hong Kong born Thomas Sylvanus (Ah Yee Way), an orphan brought to America for schooling in the mid1850s, but enslaved in Baltimore. Only sixteen at the outbreak of war, Thomas ran north, joined the Freedom Army, and was blinded in the first major campaign. He failed to fully recover his sight and, deemed incapable of performing the duties of a soldier, was discharged. Yet he reenlisted twice, saved his regiment's colors during the bloodbath of Spotsylvania, was lamed at Cold Harbor, and survived 9 months imprisonment in
the dreaded Andersonville stockade. His health broken, but his spirit intact, he battled for survival and justice for his family and himself until his death in 1891.
Ruthanne Lum McCunn, writer of Chinese and Scottish descent whose award winning
work has been translated into eleven languages and adapted for stage and film, will present her latest work. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Philadelphia SUNS 2014 Fundraiser Banquet Sponsorship
The Philadelphia SUNS have just reached 42 years of building community through empowering the city’s youth through sports, service, and cultural traditions. To celebrate, we are hosting a banquet for our network of members, alumni, family, and friends and we are asking you to join as a sponsor!
The banquet will feature a delicious 10-course meal, raffle prizes, recognition and scholarships to our most dedicated players. The celebration will take place Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Ocean City Restaurant at 234-236 9th Street in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, 6-10 pm. Please contact Carol Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org) for sponsorships. Philadelphia SUNS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, so gifts are tax deductible. Visit www.phillysuns.org
Please RSVP by October 6, 2014 to celebrate with us.
□ Number of adults tickets: _______ x $50
□ Number of student tickets (18 & under): _______ x $30
□ Table of 10 _______x $450 (must be purchased in advance with list of names)
□ We cannot attend, but have enclosed a donation of $_______
Please contact Carol Wong (email@example.com) for tickets or other contributions.
Contact Name: _____________
Telephone: Email: ______________
Checks should be made payable to The Philadelphia Suns and mailed to:
1018 Winter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
This year our net proceeds will go towards the new Eastern Tower Community Center, which will house a new gym for future practices and tournaments. It is so important for Chinatown to have a recreation center to serve the needs of our children and youth, as well as the entire community. Please see www.easterntowercc.org for more information.
Please join us on Friday, Sept. 19th at 7 pm to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Club's Charter and the Autumn Moon Festival. One ticket is $60 or $600 for table of 10. Dress is Semi-Formal. Please contact Grace Kong for tickets.
The National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival Hosted by Asian Arts Initiative, FringeArts and InterAct Theater Company from Oct. 8-12
The Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA) presents the 2014 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival. It takes place in Philadelphia from October 8th-12th. The 2014 “ConFest” is presented by the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA) and Asian Arts Initiative and co-hosted by Interact Theatre Company.
We'll be presenting four full productions, as well as several new play readings, showcases of new work, workshops, and plenary discussions among theater artists and scholars. Furthermore, half of all our featured presentations were written and are being performed by Asian American women artists.
We have discounted ticketing arrangements for independent artists and students. Folks can register for the whole week, or purchase tickets for individual performances. You can check out the program at our website at 2014.caata.net
For more information, please contact Juliette Lee, Local Coordinator, at Asian Arts Initiative
Filipino Fundraiser PFASI Rondalla Benefit Concert: Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika (Our Music is Beautiful)
PFASI Rondalla Benefit Concert: Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika (Our Music is Beautiful)
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Place: International House of Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Streets, Phila., Pa. 19104
Admission Ticket: $30 Early Bird, $35 At the Door
Contact Marife Domingo (firstname.lastname@example.org, 267.679.3659) for sponsorship or more information.
You are cordially invited to the following musical fundraiser to support rebuilding efforts from Super Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines late last year.
Rebuild: My Friend's Got Talent
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, PA
Admission Ticket: $20